University of Nebraska-Lincoln Receives $4 Million for Performing Arts

The has announced a $4 million bequest from alumnus and former trustee Glenn Korff to help attract Broadway shows to its .

The gift establishes the Glenn Korff Broadway Endowment at the , which will provide support for the center's Broadway programming, visiting artists program, and commissioned theater projects. The funding comes a year after Korff, who died last August, announced an $8 million gift to the university's at the .

Korff, who lived in Boulder, Colorado, graduated from UNL in 1965, received an MBA from the in 1968, and had a long career in finance and investments, eventually retiring from . As a UNL student, he served as a set designer for the Kosmet Klub, a campus-based male musical and comedy ensemble. Korff and his family have been longtime supporters of the university, providing gifts to create the Paul W. and Esther L. Korff Family Fund, the Richard D. Brenning Memorial Scholarship Fund, and in support of the UNL .

"The Lied Center is so grateful to receive this incredible gift from the Glenn Korff estate," said Lied Center executive director Bill Stephan. "This endowment will enable us to bring the newest, best, and most in-demand Broadway shows to the Lied Center. It will take our Broadway programming from great to exceptional."

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